Objectives

  • Stretches the upper and lower body.
  • Encourages strength and stability in the lower body.

Targeted Muscles

  • Chest
  • shoulders
  • abdomen
  • hip flexors
  • thighs
  • calves
  • ankles

How to Perform

1Begin with feet together. Ensure you are breathing deeply.
2Exhale and step your right foot back, turning your right foot out on a 45 degree angle, with heel down.
3Inhale sweep arms over head with palms facing each other. Hold for 4 breaths.
4Exhale, lower hands to the hips, turn right ankle out, then Inhale, stepping the right foot to meet the left.
5Repeat on the other leg.

Common Challenges

  • This yoga pose can be challenging for those not used to it. It's strongly suggested you try the basic stretches in the Beginner and Intermediate programs first. It would also be helpful to master the Split Squat exercises from the Advanced program.
  • It's common to forget to breath deeply when completing this yoga pose. It's helpful to remember that the breath is the foundation of each pose. Breathing deeply will also help optimize each stretch.

Load Sets Reps Tempo Rest
Body Weight 1-2 1 Hold for 4 breaths Complete both legs then rest 1 min.

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